Obstetrics, much like gynecology, deals with all areas of the female reproductive system. Obstetrics deals with pregnancy and the well-being of the pregnant mother, as well as the delivery and healthy outcome.
Obstetricians work closely with pediatricians in order to deal with the care of a newborn baby and to reduce the risk of any chance of mortality and disease of the newborn.
During pregnancy, the OB will:
The OB is also responsible for the healthy delivery of the baby and monitoring the patient's health while they recuperate.
If the patient is over 35 years old or has a high-risk pregnancy, they might make the decision to receive their prenatal care from an OB. Some women with high-risk pregnancies benefit from seeing an OB with advanced training in complicated pregnancies. If a family practice doctor or midwife is providing pregnancy care, and complications develop, the doctor will probably consult with or refer their patient to an OB. If the patient is healthy and anticipates a healthy, normal pregnancy, they still may prefer to get their care from an OB.